Milwaukee-based folk punk band Violent Femmes boasts an ardent following, one that features pro skater Stefan Janoski among its ranks, so the virtuoso skater and the influential musical group are joining forces for a special Nike SB Janoski. The design offers a simple all-white base with “Violent” and “Femmes” chain-stitched in yellow on the left and right shoes, and an upside-down “shadow” printed directly below each word for a compelling dual dose of branding. “I’m Nothing,” the name of the band’s hit 1994 single, appears on the tongue in Janoski’s handwriting, while further hand-drawn collaborative graphics grace the insole. Raw leather laces then add an ever-so-slight touch of premium flair. Apart from being a professional skateboarder, SJ is also an accomplished musician, so the upcoming Violent Femmes album will also feature a brand-new version of “I’m Nothing,” complete with vocals from the man himself. These Nike SBs are slated to release this fall, so stay tuned to our Sneaker Release Dates page for a specific arrival date as it’s available.
Violent Femmes x Nike SB Janoski
Release Date: Fall 2019